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Posted 5 years ago


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this old fan was made by Gilbert fans its a wall or desk oscillating fan made in newhaven Conn U S A i still us it, is it of any value,do you know the year it was made.

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  1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    Have no idea when it was made but want to share a secret to keep fans working forever with you & others. Do not use light machine oils like sewing machine oil as it collects dust etc. & bogs down a fan. Marvel Mystery Oil is the answer. If you can't find that, believe it or not, Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion. I live in the tropics & we learn.
  2. ralph ralph, 5 years ago
    thanks for the info blunderbuss2.
  3. ralph ralph, 5 years ago
    thanks trunkman.
  4. ralph ralph, 4 years ago
    is there anyone that knows how old this is.
  5. tom61375, 4 years ago
    I give up! How old?
  6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
    Tom, I like you! Meet you at the pub in 10.
  7. tom61375, 4 years ago
    Will do bb2, under one condition. That I buy the first round, I'm in the mood for single malt Scotch! =)
  8. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
    St Maarten is the right place. I'm at The Soggy Dollar and waiting for you!
  9. tom61375, 4 years ago
    Just looking for my passport, Hahaha! =)
  10. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
    You're already 3 rounds late! That's alright, I'll wait. I'll give you 3 more days to get here. Then I'm going home, or to another pub.
  11. tom61375, 4 years ago
    I just told my driver to "Pinch it off, we gotta go!" LoL
    I'll pick up the tab when I get there!
  12. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
    By the time you get here, you might have to mortgage you house to pay your tab!
  13. aycockonxion aycockonxion, 4 years ago
    My best guess is that it's a '40-'41 Polar Cub. The cage doesn't look exactly like every other Polar Cub I've seen, but Gilbert made them in that time frame and the rest of the fan gives me that impression.
  14. ralph ralph, 4 years ago
    still trying to find out anything about this fan, i was told it was like the ones on the R M S QUEEN MARY.

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